John McKeown – Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP

Traps for the Unwary - Protecting Product Shape and Appearance

A recent decision of the Federal Court considered the rights associated with a line of playground structures…more
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Anonymous Wi-Fi Services and Copyright Infringement

A recent decision of the EU’s highest court has confirmed that a Wi-Fi service provider is not responsible for copyright infringement that took place using the Wi-Fi services provided by them. http://bit.ly/2hrHDVd…more
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Confusing Times

A recent decision of the Federal Court found that use of the business name “Time Development Group” infringed a registration of the trademark TIMES GROUP CORPORATION. http://www.gsnh.com/confusing-times/…more
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The Impact of a Design in a Trademark Dispute Revisited

In our newsletter article of March 2015 we discussed a decision of the Federal Court which had given little weight to the use of a design element consisting of an oval shaded background of a trademark…more
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Passing Off and Product Shape

A recent U.K. decision provides a review of the law relating to a claim for passing-off based on the shape of a product…more
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Bad Faith Trademark Applications

A recent decision of the Federal Court affirmed the Trademarks Opposition Board’s decision to allow an opposition as a result of bad faith on the part of the applicant. http://bit.ly/2e68Dcp…more
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Linking and Copyright Infringement

A recent decision of the Court of Justice, the European Union’s highest court, considers the situations when posting a link on the Internet can constitute copyright infringement…more
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False or Misleading Statements that Discredit a Competitor

A recent decision of the Federal Court considered an assertion of patent infringement that had been made to the defendant’s customer. http://www.gsnh.com/false-misleading-statements-discredit-competitor/…more
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De Minimis Sampling and Copyright

A recent decision the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that Madonna’s song Vogue was not infringing as a result of a horn segment sampled from another song…more
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Blurred Lines

A recent U.S. decision relating to the song Blurred Lines has attracted significant publicity but raises some concerns. http://www.gsnh.com/blurred-lines/…more
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Drafting Industrial Designs

A recent decision of the Federal Court provides an overview of how the industrial design system works…more
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Who is the Author of a Computer Program?

A recent decision of the Federal Court considers what is required to be an author of a computer program…more
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No Copyright in Facts

A recent decision of the Federal Court has found that a novel did not infringe the copyright in a documentary. http://www.gsnh.com/no-copyright-in-facts/…more
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Developing a Filing Strategy for Industrial Designs

In November of 2013 we discussed a trial decision in an industrial design case that dealt with a novel yet important issue of law. Since that time, the case has gone all the way to the United Kingdom Supreme Court, the United…more
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Federal Court of Appeal Takes a Firm Stance against Counterfeiters

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal sends a clear message to those who engage in the sale of counterfeit goods. http://www.gsnh.com/federal-court-of-appeal-takes-a-firm-stance-against-counterfeiters/…more
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